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Congrats to Loida Nicolas Lewis (Global FWN100 '13)! Loida was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute, the world's premier think tank that analyzes international migration. Read the press release here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/news/board-of-trustees-appointments-feb-2014

Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00

SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
*** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec

First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
  • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
  • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
  • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
  • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
  • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.


Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 -

9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -


Filipinos in Entertainment and Media To Share Insight With UC Berkeley's Fil-Am Community

Los Angeles-based organization FilAm Creative, along with UC Berkeley's Asian Pacific American Student Development group and Pilipin@ Community Council will host "Pilipin@s in Entertainment and Media" panel discussion. Read full text.

Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
Read full text.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Philippines a successful test bed for internet.org initiative with Globe Telecom partnership

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next". - Asian Journal. Read more....

DHS to discuss TPS with Pinoy groups on Feb. 27

According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine's request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - Asian Journal. Read more...



Asian Women's Shelter: Happy Hour Benefit Event, February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM - The Office, 194 Church Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Appointments Training Workshop for Women with Mona Pasquil, Fiona Ma, and Jose Medina,
February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8PM - Riverside City Hall, Mayor's Ceremonial Room, 7th Floor, Riverside. Click for info.

Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Violence Survivors,
March 1, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 1:30PM - Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 1st Floor, UC Hastings College of Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco. For more info call (415)-782-8980.

APAPA Town Halls Regarding SCA 5,
March 2, 2014, Sunday from 1:30PM to 5PM - Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino. Contact Dr. Albert Wang, aybwang@comcast.net or Joel Wong, joelwong@comcast.net.

Women's History Month Awards: "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, & Commitment",
March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 3:30PM to 7PM - San Francisco City Hall. Click for info.

Tales from a Digital Nomad: How to Become Location Independent (And Work in Paradise)
, March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 6PM to 8PM - Impact Hub San Francisco, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
, March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
, March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour,
March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. Call (510)-748-6881 or email womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.

Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

Asian Women's Shelter 26th Annual Gala Event "Rebuilding Dreams",
May 23, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.

America in 3D - A Road Show on Diplomacy, Development, & Defense, March 1 & 2, 2014, Saturday and Sunday at 10AM - SM Mall of Asia. Click for info.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
, May 5, 2014, Sunday from 11:45AM to 5PM at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Admission is free. Click for info.


"I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
(Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
  • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
  • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
  • Part 3: Board Governance
  • Part 4: August 25-27
Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

  • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

  • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

  • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

  • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

  • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com

Best-selling author Mitch Albom donates books to kids in typhoon-hit Leyte
Mitch Albom donated books to the children of an elementary school in Palo, Leyte on Monday, a report aired on GMA New's TV's "News to Go," said. The report said Albom also promised to send funds to help rebuild 10 libraries.  Read more.

Top spots for first-rate Filipino in the metro

A couple of years ago, Andrew Zimmern, host of the popular US television show "Bizarre Foods," declared, "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months...I think that's going to be the next big thing." Read more.

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